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File:Flying seagulls at Kiama beach during Christmas, Sydney 2013.jpg|thumb|right|Flying subadult silver gulls at Kiama beach during Christmas, Sydney 2013 '''Gulls''', often referred to as '''seagulls''',[https://ahdictionary.com/word/search.html?q=seagull "Seagull"]. The American Heritage Dictionary[http://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/seagull "Seagull"]. Merriam–Webster are seabirds of the family (biology)|family '''Laridae''' in the suborder Lari. They are most closely related to the terns (family Sternidae) and only distantly related to auks, skimmers, and more distantly to the waders. Until the 21st century, most gulls were placed in the genus ''Larus'', but this arrangement is now known to be polyphyly|polyphyletic, leading to the resurrection of several Genus|genera. An older name for gulls is '''mew''', cognate with German ''Möwe'',...
Fossil rangeEarly Oligocene-Holocene|Present
Image width245px
Image captionAdult ring-billed gull
RegnumAnimalia
PhylumChordate|Chordata
ClassisAves
OrdoCharadriiformes
SubordoLari
Familia'''Laridae'''
Familia authorityNicholas Aylward Vigors|Vigors, 1825
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